A stand-alone or integrated solution
APS can be used as a single power supply source or as a complement to other systems, such as catenaries or back-up batteries.
As the tram passes, power is supplied to the conductive segments via coded radio dialogue between the tram and the ground. Any segments not “covered” by the tram are not powered. The safety of the APS system has been proven through dedicated studies and confirmed by five certifying authorities including CERTIFER and STRMTG.
APS is in service in Bordeaux, Reims, Orleans, Angers and Tours and has been ordered by the cities of Dubai, Cuenca and Rio. To date, 352 Citadis trams equipped with APS have run over 20 million kilometres with an availability rate of over 99.7%. 62km of single track are currently equipped with APS.
From kit delivery to integrated solutions
Alstom offers APS as an infrastructure kit in addition to a Citadis rolling stock contract or as part of a turnkey tramway system contract, guaranteeing an integrated solution for our customers. Alstom also offers APS as part of a modernisation programme.